If this is erotica then the Sydney Opera House is a McDonalds cheeseburger. I'm not sure I shall delve into Smashwords erotica again. I think I am traumatized. As well as the plot being completely nonsensical, the grammar is poor.
As Christine Kaluaat said in her ***** five star review below (why did she give it just one star?), this is an imaginative collection with some real gems. The eponymous story is a ripper. Yes, Christine. This is a five star book!
This is a five star read. The title story is hilariously clever. Good work Martin Lindsay. The rest of the stories aren't really laugh out loud tales but ones that make you smile and feel good. Holly Bruce's story, "Tech Know" is scarily prescient. This is a quality e-book that deserves a decent audience.
This story had potential. The subject matter is interesting and the relationship had possibilities. The story was marred by it flipping between first and third person, the use of Americanisms (this is set in Australia) and some poor grammar ('gotten'). With a good edit and a proof-read it would be quite a good tale. It was a little slow to start.
I'm very taken with this book. The stories are sexy and erotic but not dirty and crass. Indeed, this is a genuinely erotic book from beginning to end. Even the lesbian sex scenes are quite a turn on. Great work on this anthology David Vernon, I hope you will do more.
This is a neat little story that with a bit of structural editing and a few tweaks (how many times do people have to look into each other's eyes?) would be a four star story. The plot is a little unlikely but as a YA story is pretty good. I'll have to read a few more now to satisfy my love of SF.
The Lucky Beggar
on Nov. 13, 2014
But Hassan, this story doesn't teach us to keep trying but rather to gamble...
I've only just started to venture into YA material — mainly because I want to write some — and thus I thought that an eclectic collection of tales would be a good place to start. I was quite blown away by the depth and breadth of these stories. Just because they are for Young Adults doesn't take away any of their edge. This is an awesome collection of great stories. The variety of themes is amazing from friendship and war to religion and relationships. Fantastic.